Simple Black Bean Dip

June  5, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This is a great last-minute recipe for unexpected guests as I almost always have these recipe ingredients on hand. There are never leftovers! I think I added balsamic vinegar and fresh orange juice to a basic bean dip recipe and this version was the keeper. This recipe can also be made ahead and kept refrigerated; can easily be doubled. —JanetFL

What You'll Need
  • 1 (15) ounces can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine beans, onion, vinegar, orange juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  2. Spoon into a serving bowl and serve with pita crisps and assorted vegetables (such as carrots, celery, bell peppers).

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • lapadia
  • JanetFL

7 Reviews

lapadia June 21, 2013
Hi JFL! Made this recipe a week ago, beautiful simple flavors, we loved it. Just made it again and added a small sweet mini pepper, 1/4 tsp. coriander, cumin and smoked paprika, these are ingredients I use in the vegetarian black bean burger, recipe onsite. Delicious either way, and I am going to heat this second batch up! Thanks.
JanetFL June 21, 2013
Thank you so very much for the feedback after you tried it - I will incorporate your additions for our annual 4th of July get-together and know everyone will love it! I will try your vegetarian black bean burger recipe. Thank you! I so much appreciate your suggestions!
JanetFL June 21, 2013
P.S. I'm a bit consumed by our fire danger here in Colorado and so may be distracted but I cannot find your vegetarian black bean burger recipe. Can you send me a link, please?
lapadia June 22, 2013
Hi Janet, Oh the fire danger...YIKES! Hope your area stays safe.
The burger recipe is from another F52 cook, I love it, as well as your dip. Here is the burger link:
JanetFL June 22, 2013
Thank you! These black bean burgers sound wonderful - I'll give them a try very soon.
lapadia June 5, 2013
Love this...a must try!
JanetFL June 5, 2013
Thank you!!!!! I hope you like the simplicity and the flavors. One of my friends warmed it up in the microwave and declared it amazing. I will try that very soon.